A lesson in public relations.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound, media spokesperson, IHIT, speaking about the second targeted shooting in Surrey last Sunday  :

  “We always like to remind the public that when these shootings occur in a residential area, in a public area, the public unfortunately are at risk,”

Sgt. Peter Thiessen, RCMP spokesperson, speaking of the targeted shooting in Richmond last night :

“Police recognize these types of incidents are very concerning to the public. The potential for innocent people to be hurt is high.”

Chief Supt. Bill Fordy, Surrey RCMP, speaking to reassure Surrey residents that their safety is not at risk with recent shootings :

“Residents are safe, he said, because “the overwhelming majority of (Surrey) residents are law-abiding citizens with no involvement with criminal activity.”

Little consolation to the families of two innocent bystanders murdered in the Surrey 6 case,  still  left waiting for justice 5 years after the fact.